A traffic accident on FM 2514 (Parker Road), claimed the life of 21-year-old Amy Jimena Montoya. The official crash report states that Montoya was driving a Toyota Corolla and was stopped at a stop sign on Park Blvd and FM 2514. A Ford F550 driven by 22-year-old Victor Hugo Campos Barcenas was traveling southbound approaching the intersection. The report states that Barcenas had the Right-of-Way as he entered the intersection when Montoya attempted a left turn, striking the F550. Montoya was transported to Medical City Plano where she succumbed to her injuries several days later. Barcenas reported no injuries at the time of the wreck. The report indicates the Department of Public Safety responded to the crash and requested that a toxicology report be performed by the Medical Examiner.
I hate hearing about these tragic wrecks that claim the life of a young person. In this case, the investigation is pending the toxicology report, which leads me to believe an investigation may have led officers to think impairment may have been a factor leading up to this crash. What is particularly curious is that they requested a toxicology be performed after the victim died, several days after the crash. Testing delayed that long may not provide accurate results about what was in a person’s system days before. If the victim had been out drinking prior to the crash, accurate test results would be necessary for the family to successfully sue a bar, restaurant or establishment that may have overserved their loved one prior to the crash. This is why preserving evidence immediately following the crash is so important.